Tuesday, August 24, 2010

whiter-whites...

One of my favorite rooms in the house


love
to 
do laundry.


I love to fold it into tidy piles;
one for each member of my family.
One of the ways 
I say 
I love you


I can't get enough white lace


















I wish I had something new to show you
but 
I'm only
thinking
about doing something new



I'm busy here...
family...wedding plans...preparing for school...
purging...organizing...taking stuff to the shop...
knee surgery for the husband...BIG birthday parties...
making new connections...learning to encourage...
taking time to just be quiet...
oh,
and 
did I say 
wedding planning?
How about you?
What are you doing during these last few days of summer?
Happy White Wednesday!

61 comments:

Annesphamily said...

This post is so beautiful I love doing laundry. It is my therapy. I like to have fresh clean clothing for my phamily. I am glad I stopped by. Wedding plans. You better spill...Anne

My Shabby Roses said...

Whew! You tired me out! You are one busy lady!
If my laundry room looked like yours maybe I'd like to do laundry ???? um....maybe not!
What a pretty laundry room.
Remember to pick up your feet and relax a little Rene'.
Happy White Wednesday!
Debbie

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well I sure see why you would love this room! I love this room! How wonderful it is all put together. And you photos are always so amazing! Beautiful Post!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I will spend my days drooling over your laundry room....

Robyn said...

YOur laundry room is like an amazingly lovely magazine spread! OHHH my am I in LOVE! It's just so simply GORGEOUS!!! So happy I saw this on WW!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Amazing photos, just beautiful-enjoy!

just a little bit shabby said...

Rene,
I'm with you, one can never have too much lace. Love all your pretties. Sounds like you are one busy lady!
My whole summer has been consumed by our new family room! It took 6 weeks of construction and then the last 6 weeks I have been painting and organizing and purging and painting some more. BUT I think I am just about there. It will be nice to have all my craft things in one place, all organized, labeled and catoragized. I have bought a lot of all white photo storage boxes and labeled them. (I only purchased them when they were 1/2 price!!) I will be glad to turn my time into some fun instead of work, work, work!!
Anxious to see your next post.
Sandy

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh I wish my laundry room was so pretty !
It is absolutely beautiful !!
xoxo
Lori

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh miss gracie!!!

This is the most scrumptious thing I have laid eyes on today! What domestic bliss resides here among your gorgeous white on white laundry room!

And I'm so with you on the 'can't get enough lace' thing....I crochet all the time because I can never have enough! hehehe....

have a great night....
I'm really enjoying the last two weeks with the kids before they go back to school...so I haven't been on the PC much lately...but soon!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

julie miller said...

This is the prettiest laundry room I've ever seen!! No wonder you love to do laundry!! I love all the sweet little details! Thanks for sharing! Julie

sweetpea said...

makes me tired just reading your list rene'. i love your pretty laundry room.

hugs,

shelley

Theresa said...

what a sweet laundry room you have! Funny, my ww post was about laundry too! Now I just wish my laundry room was as pretty as yours! Happy WW ~Theresa

Mary Ellen said...

I remember the first time you showed us your laundry area. I saved pictures in my inspiration file! I do so love your sweet room and am glad to hear you like to do laundry too! It makes me realize how blessed I am to have so many clothes to wear when so many have just rags. I love hanging clothes out to dry on the line also- it seems such a tranquil time for me.

bee blessed
mary

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful place to do laundry. I love all of the pretty touches.

Jane said...

That is a beautiful space. I might like to do laundry more if I had that pretty of a laundry room!
Jane

podso said...

Your laundry room is just so pretty--I'd be excited to spend time doing laundry in there too! I like the way you decorated that white pitcher with the bit of lace. So many things to look at and admire. Enjoy every minute of making those special plans with your girl!

Lee Laurie said...

You have the prettiest laundry room. I would love doing laundry too if my room looked that way!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What a totally cool, darling and wonderful laundry room you have...so much space it seems.
Ours is VERY small..and NO window...and a low ceiling in there due to the attic configuration in that part of the house. ..really makes it seem more like a cave.
The rest of our house has 10 ft ceilings...so that's great.

You have such a sweet, sweet home..and your photo's of it just make me want to hop on a plane and come out and see it.

Rose

Pamela said...

I love love your laundry room!! I cannot believe i have found another gal who loves laundry like i do. Everyone thinks i am crackers because it is something i love to do.
I did a post on my laundry room ...but i gotta say i love yours more!

Kathy said...

Your laundry room would really make Washing fun!
The lace is gorgeous looking...
Have fun folding those little piles!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Linda said...

What a charming laundry room, Rene! I'd enjoy doing laundry there, too!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I LOVE your laundry room so much! It would be one of my favorite rooms, too! If my laundry room looked like this I might not mind doing the laundry so much. Enjoy this fun time of planning the wedding with your beautiful daughter!
Hugs,
Michelle

Faded Charm said...

You have the most romantic laundry rooms I've ever seen. I'm sure it makes this chore more enjoyable being surrounded by such beauty.

I,too have been soooo busy lately and am not ready for the kids to go back to school....that's when the running around really begins.

Enjoy the end of your Summer and good luck with all the wedding plans. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Take care,

Kathleen

Recycled Rita said...

Such beautiful photos and I love your laundry room! I can't wait to go visit more of your blog! Thanks for sharing! karen...

Amy said...

Oh I could look at your house over and over again, so inspiring to see even something so tucked away as a laundry room. I am needing a spruce up in mine and maybe that will make me enjoy doing some laundry. I think if I would have be able to get the floor plan I wanted for my home it would have helped, it had a huge window for the natural light to shine in. Oh well there is always next time right...
Amy

It's me said...

Hi Renee.................beautiful room.............nice to read you again.........wishing you a happy day........love from me Ria......

Mary said...

Laundry is NOT my favorite chore, but I think it could be if I had this sweet room with all these inspiring, nostalgic items around me!

Sheila Rumney said...

I want your laundry room!!! Maybe I would want to do laundry if I had all the beautiful goodness to look at!

FlowerLady said...

Your laundry room is the most beautiful one I've ever seen. Looking at your pictures makes me want to work on mine. I don't mind doing laundry, but if my room looked like yours I would look forward to it more.

Enjoy wedding planning, just take things one day at a time and you'll do fine.

I hope your DH's surgery goes smoothly.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

jAne said...

even your *laundry room* is beautiful! :o) love it.

sissie said...

If my laundry room was as pretty as yours then I wouldn't mind doing laundry either. I do like to wash and iron linens using lavender spray...ahhhhh!

hugs
Sissie

Claudia said...

Now that is one of the prettiest laundry rooms I have ever seen!

xo
Claudia

::cottage instincts:: said...

Loveliness....I'd love doing laundry in a space like that too! Mine is a hideous closet in my hallway. I need some inspiration, and your post has helped!

I know about wedding planning...had just finished with that last year at this time. It's rewarding, but can be exhausting. Be sure to enjoy it too!

Victoria said...

I would be doing laundry a lot and living it if I had a laundry room like that too!!! Everything is lovely!

Sounds like you've got a full plate with lots to do. Summer has just kicked in here in So Cal so we're sweating it out and waiting for a cool down:)

Terrell said...

This is just beautiful! I could stay in there all day :D I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I also would like to invite you to my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party, each Friday! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

A Cottage Muse said...

I need to fluff my laundry area ~ maybe my kids will like doing their laundry a little more often!! Hope you are having fun with the wedding plans!

Lori Lynn said...

Love love love your laundry room!

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Virginia said...

Can’t believe laundry can be soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Blessings,
Virginia

Lady Pamela said...

I see why this is your favorite room. I would love to do laundry there, too. You have inspired me to do something with my laundry space. I will start a picture file for inspiration. I love all the whites.

bj said...

Love all your pretty whites...
xo bj

Ticking and Toile said...

Your laundry room is just beautiful! Wow! I would love to do laundry in a room like that too!! :)

xo,
Shellagh

Kristen said...

I love your laundry room !

I just put a china cabinet in mine for special treasures. I have a farm table in there w/an open Bible for reading while I fold. Just lots of little things that make ordinary chores more fun.

The Green Pea said...

Well Miss Gracie, your laundry room is so beautiful! What a lovely way to show your family that you love them. I like that, it sounds so grateful to me. You are so blessed. Your displays on the shelves are cute! Hugs, sandi

Annette said...

Your laundry room is sooo pretty! I would love to do laundry to if I had one as pretty as yours! I am enjoying your blog so much. Thank you for sharing all your pretties.
Annette

Southern Belle said...

Your laundry room is lovely!

Faye said...

I love doing laundry too! I always get looks like I'm insane when I say that to people! So nice to know there are others out there that 'get' it! I wish my laundry room looked even half as pretty as yours does, I guess I'll need to work on that.

Thanks for commenting on my WW post!
Faye
wild rose vintage

Trisha said...

I'd like to think that if my laundry room was that amazing, I would be better at doing the laundry! Doubtful with me, but OMGoodness I love it!

~Trisha

Sandi said...

Beautiful laundry post Rene! We both had laundry on the mind huh? lol I want to find soemthing white with a spout for my liquid laundry detergent, but haven't accomplished that yet. In time I am sure I will find it.
Beautiful photos!!
Blessings~

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a beautiful,kind and caring way to share laundry. You...always, in such unique ways add loveliness to everything you do. What a joy it is to visit your blog. Thank you!

I am working on wedding plans too.

Boxwood Cottage said...

OMG no wonder that you love to do the laundry who would not love to spend time in this utterly gorgeous room! I'm so impressed!
Belated happy White Wednesday wishes from Germany sends you
Carola

Lauren1964 said...

Hi-

I'm sure you've been asked this before, but what is the paint color in your laundry room? The room is beautiful!

Lauren

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola Rene, I have loved your blog!!! First time here and already loving your home, each and every detail of it, absolutely lovely!!!
congrats for your daughter wedding.
greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

The French Bear said...

Can I just move in? Ha ha, I love your laundry room!!!
It must be the most beautiful one I have ever seen!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Allison Shops said...

Love your laundry room - so peaceful!

I've been wrapped up with wedding plans too, but only for 47 days. Youngest daughter thought that was plenty of time to plan one. AND I had surgery in the beginning. Turns out 47 days was enough time to plan a lovely wedding. Enjoyed sharing that special time with her!


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Charli and me said...

Hello, Judy sent me over. What a lovely laundry area you have! It's beautiful. Now you have inspired me to do something about my own laundry area :>)

June said...

Rene' I think I'm in love with your laundry room. Can I come over and iron for awhile??? What a beautiful place you have created to do your chores.
Thank you for your lovely words to me today.
hugs

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

If I had a laundry room like that, I might enjoy doing the wash at least a little bit!!

Sylvia said...

Your laundry room is gorgeous...I am off to see more of your blog.

Have a great Monday,
Sylvia

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I love this post and I have an insane desire to go tidy up my laundry area. Hugs from St. Louis!
machelle

Jenni said...

I love your beautiful laundry room! From the bead board with the little shelf, to the sweet basket on top of your washer, it is just perfect! :)

Blessings,
Jenni
beautifulnest.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I just came upon your blog and love it! I will stop by again soon. Have a great week!
Laura